Archive for December 1993

Searching video by Sam Zanger

Searching


A live music video of the songs "Searching" and "Beaumont Rag" (instrumental)
Performed by Edith Frost (guitar, vocals) and Jeff Ragsdale (guitar)
Recorded on January 7, 1993 at Wild Bill Teller’s open mike at Gallagher’s Ship’s Mast Pub, Brooklyn NY
Footage taken by Sam Zanger and Dewey Thompson
Edited by Sam Zanger / © 1993 Mydam Moviez
"Searching" is a song by Pee Wee Maddux

(I’m not sure exactly when this video was finished; it was sometime in 1993.)

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Zodiac

crayon drawing by Edith FrostA multicolor crayon drawing I did sometime in the 80s or early 90s

Out carousing

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


Well, it’s my last night in Austin; I’m flying back to Brooklyn at 11:00 tomorrow a.m., as long as the weather clears up in New York, that is! It’s been snowing there. I can’t wait to snuggle up with D. again tomorrow night.

This morning I picked Sandy up so we could take her kitty Felix to Dr. Rob Abraham, the same vet I used to use. While I was waiting, I walked over to Atomic City but it was closed.  After we took Felix back home, we went over to the strip on 38th-1/2 and Lamar to an art gallery to see Steve Wilson’s painted Polaroids. Then we stopped in Lamme’s Candies and I got $25 bucks worth of stuff — $10 going towards Texas Chewy pralines.

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Open mike in Austin

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


I’ve just been too busy & lazy to write.  I wanna just do a quick summary if that’s possible…

Monday Mama and I had lunch with Pat Matthews, her old friend we knew from living in Guadalajara. Then we stopped by Music Mania which has quadrupled in size since I used to haunt the place in the days.  I got a whole pile of stuff — LPs I didn’t have by Bonnie Guitar and Jan Howard, some Carpenters singles, a Davis Sisters CD (!), a modern-day Janis Martin (!), the Jo Carol Pierce benefit CD, and I forget what all else.  I was just about to have a coronary when I saw a whole wall of Bear Family box sets.  If I hadn’t seen the Davis & Martin CDs I’d-a bought that Kitty Wells box.

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Saw the old gang

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


Well, today was yet another wringer! It’s 3 A.M. and I’m just exhausted but I know if I don’t write everything down then I’ll forget to later.  Things are happening too fast to skip a day! Well, I have to smoke so I’m gonna go in the bathroom — I did mention the locked window and she told me where the key was hidden — I didn’t see it is all.

Well, let’s see — first thing I called Jeff to touch base — we agreed on the Chicago House open mike tomorrow night. (tonight!)

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Christmas ’93

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


Well I’m at my mom’s house smoking in bed and really paranoid about it — Mama would throttle me.  Wait a minute — maybe I should lock the door!

Okay, but I have to remember to unlock it before I go to sleep or she’ll probably put two and two together.

I had an action-packed day today.  I’m going to try to summarize it because I’m really tired even though it’s only eleven.

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Hanging out at Daddy’s

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


Today was nice! We got out of the house at 11:00 or so and cruised around San Pedro and St. Mary’s streets looking for music stores that were open on Christmas Eve. I was looking for a button accordion, but they all cost at least $600. There were no used ones. I almost bought an old autoharp for $150 until I discovered one of the keys was broken, screwing up the whole thing.

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Notes from San Antonio

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


Well, I’m here! Everything went smoothly with the flight and all — the worst part was saying goodbye to D.  He kept ribbing me about all the shit I was carrying, so I was getting real mad at him not thinking that was funny at all. But he was just over-anxious about my leaving.

So Mama picked me up at the airport in Austin and we went back to her house. Lucie & Mark showed up because unbeknownst to me, they were giving me a ride to San Antonio that very night!  Tonight! So no sooner did I hang up my Christmas dress than I had to pack it up again.

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Getting ready for Xmas

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


I’m all packed and ready to go to Texas.  I took a bunch of pictures of D., Little Pal, the kitties, the view of our house with the bridge looming overhead, etc. and had them developed so I can show off my new life.  I had to haul out the camera bag and I found my favorite old Pentax, the first one my dad gave me 15 years or so ago.  I don’t have a flash that works so half the pictures came out blurry because there’s not enough light so the shutter would stay open too long to hold still.  Oh, and I found a couple of rolls of old undeveloped Tri-X Pan black & white film from God knows when. They’re gonna make me contact sheets.  It might be film from a trip to Roatan or something, or maybe concert shots, who knows? I told D. not to look until I had a chance to chuck it if I had to (might be shots of me and my ex in there).

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Got a gig in the city

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


A really cool thing happened today, out of the blue.  There is this lady Micki Siegel that was at that first poetry night at the Right Bank that me and Deborah sang at, and she was the main poet that we "opened" for at Biblio’s a few weeks ago.  Well, she called today to ask us (me & Deborah) to do another poetry thing.

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Chapfish’s party

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


The party at Mike Chapman’s went great. We waited until Deborah got there at around 11:30 or 12:00, and we started off with our Holler Sisters act, then the band came on and we did two long sets, until 2:30 or so. People were dancing and smoking pot and having a good ol’ time. We had maybe a 5′ x 10′ area to set up but it was fine. The party was a going-away party for a guy named Dan who was Chapfish’s boss, so it was mostly work people and some neighborhood people like Garland, Heavy Metal Paul, Jessica, Diane.  I kept dedicating songs to Dan, like "Release Me" and "You’d Better Go" and "You Can Go On Your Way Now" and "Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On." It was funny and I think he really enjoyed the party, and now Mike Chapman owes me beer for life! Pretty cool!

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Mike Chapman’s party (Brooklyn, NY)

The Holler Sisters, Edith and the Marfa Lights
at a private party in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Rockabilly rehearsal room

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


Jeff Ragsdale called me this morning, back from his trip to the Himalayas.  He can do the party on Friday so that’ll be fun.

I had another great rehearsal tonight with the Tailfins, albeit without drummer. We worked out a lot more songs, I showed ‘em most all the good rockin’ tunes I know. So we have a list of 15 or 20 already, we just need to hash them out right.

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Monsters of the poetry nights

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


WHOAH, it’s been a busy weekend! On Sunday Deborah and I met at Biblio’s at 5:00 and it was like a bookstore with a little coffee & pastry counter and an area which they cleared away for a microphone. There were only maybe five tables in front and three or four in the back. So there were 20 or 25 people max. Sam Zanger showed up, and so did R. Deborah brought Dave and I brought D. So even though the crowd was rather bookish and couldn’t get too excited about what we were doing, we had our own contingent to make some noise. We played "Lonesome Pine Special", "Soldier & the Lady," "Lula Lee" and our new number, "I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know." It was my first time playing in Manhattan, so I’m glad Sam was there — he was always egging me on to do that.

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Biblio’s (New York, NY)

The Holler Sisters @ Bilblio’s Bookstore
New York, NY